The positive curvature induced by direct stimulation is, however, neutralised by transverse conduction of excitation.
Now, every vital action supposes an excitation or irritation.
This mode of propagation may better be described as a convection of excitation.
Is there not here all the excitation in the world for our sorrow, our pity, our indignation?
It is known that curare may cause slight symptoms of excitation before the paralysis comes on.
On September 14 he tried various experiments on the excitation of electricity.
Here is presented the unusual spectacle of the plant or the stem wagging in response to excitation.
We all dropt in spirit like so many sacks, after the excitation of the morning.
I may read him to-day with enjoyment, but safe from excitation.
The novelty had worn too thin, its excitation had lost all potency.
excitation ex·ci·ta·tion (ěk'sī-tā'shən)
The act of increasing the rapidity or intensity of the physical or mental processes; stimulation.
The complete, all-or-none response of a nerve or muscle to an adequate stimulus, ordinarily including propagation of excitation along the membranes of the cell or cells involved.
The activity produced in an organ, tissue, or cell of the body that is caused by stimulation, especially by a nerve or neuron. Compare inhibition.